Slide of the Week

  • Marsha R. Mailick, PhD – Slide of the Week

    The FMR1 gene on the X chromosome has varying numbers of CGG repeats. The modal number is 30, and expansion to > 200 results in fragile X syndrome, but the copy number extends down to 6. Past research suggests that individuals whose CGGs are in the “low zone” (LZ; defined here as ≤ 25 CGGs) may be more environmentally-reactive than those with normal-range repeats (26-40 CGGs) – a gene x environment interaction

  • Ruth Litovksy, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Ruth Litovsky, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Cochlear implants are provided to people with significant hearing loss, in order to promote communication using oral language. Two (bilateral) implants are provided to promote sound localization and speech understanding in noise.

  • James Li, PhD - Slide of the Week

    James Li, PhD – Slide of the Week

    There is converging evidence that mental disorders are more optimally conceptualized in a hierarchical framework (i.e., the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology, HiTOP) that transcends the categorical boundaries of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). However, the majority of this evidence comes from studies that draw upon predominantly European American or Caucasian populations.

  • Margarita Kaushanskaya, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Margarita Kaushanskaya, PhD – Slide of the Week

    The current study examined the effects of dual language exposure on executive function in 5- to 11-year-old Spanish-English bilingual children with different language skills. Dual language exposure was measured via parent report and was operationalized as the proportion of time spent in an environment where both English and Spanish were present.

  • Katie Hustad, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Katie Hustad, PhD – Slide of the Week

    We sought to establish normative growth curves for intelligibility development for the speech of typical children as revealed by objectively-based orthographic transcription of elicited single word and multiword utterances by naïve listeners.

  • Ed Hubbard Slide of the Week

    Edward Michael Hubbard, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Adults and children alike struggle with fractions, but it also turns out that learning fractions is vitally important for later math skills.  Our lab has suggested that children’s ability to learn fractions might build on a more basic perceptual ability to see and understand non-symbolic ratios, which has been demonstrated even in non-human primates.

  • Sigan Hartley, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Sigan Hartley, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Family research in the field of ASD has focused on describing the impact of child challenges on parents, usually mothers, and given little attention to the ways in which mothers and fathers reciprocally influence the development of the child with ASD.

  • UCEDD Slide of the Week

    UCEDD Slide of the Week

    The Plain community is the fastest-growing religious minority in Wisconsin. This community has a high incidence of genetic disorders, many of which are identifiable through newborn screening. We describe efforts by the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program (WNSP) to improve health care in the Plain community by targeting early identification of, and intervention for, patients with inherited metabolic disorders.

  • Tracy Hagemann Slide of the Week

    Tracy L. Hagemann, PhD & Albee Messing, VMD, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Alexander disease results from gain of function mutations in the gene encoding glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). At least eight GFAP isoforms have been described, however, the predominant alpha isoform accounts for approximately 90% of GFAP protein.

  • Jan Greenberg Slide of the Week 2020

    Jan Greenberg, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Expressed emotion (EE) is a measure of the family’s emotional climate and has been shown to be associated with a range of symptoms and psychiatric outcomes in individuals with various disabilities. In addition, growing evidence suggests that high levels of family distress are associated with high EE.

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